Jeff Hinton

Associate Dean of the College of Education and Psychology (Gulf Coast)

W. Jeff Hinton
Associate Professor of Marriage and Family Therapy and Chair, Department of Child and Family Studies

AAMFT Clinical Member and Approved Supervisor, Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist

 

Research Interests: treating juvenile offenders and their families, family therapy outcome research, therapist training and supervision, professional regulation and licensure

Outreach: Family therapy with troubled adolescents

Teaching: Theories of Marriage and Family Therapy II, Pre-practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy, Practicum in Marriage and Family Therapy

 

Statement of Interests:

Professional

I am interested in the relationship between personal and professional growth as it relates to training therapists. Additionally, I am interested in effectiveness research within the field and how we measure the effectiveness of teaching methods for training students to become marriage and family therapists. Recently, I have become interested in the relationships between professional licensure, regulation and professional practice as a marriage and family therapist.

 

Selected Publications:

West, C., Hinton, W.J., Grames, H. & Adams, M.A. (In Press). Marriage and family therapy: Examining the impact of licensure on an evolving profession. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy.

Grames, H.A. & Hinton, W.J. (2011).  Borderline personality disorder.  In F. Domino (Ed.).  Griffith’s 5-minute clinical consult (2012). New York: Lippincott, Williams, & Wikins.

Grames, H.A. & Hinton, W.J. (2011).  Dependant personality disorder.  In F. Domino (Ed.).  Griffith’s 5-minute clinical consult (2012). New York: Lippincott, Williams, & Wikins.

Grames, H.A., Miller, R. B., Robinson, W. D., Higgins, D. J. & Hinton, W. J. (2008). A test of contextual theory:  The relationship among relational ethics, marital satisfaction, health problems, and depression. Contemporary Journal of Family Therapy, 30 (4) 183-198.

Hinton, W.J., Sims, P.L. & Adams, M.A. & West, C.  (2007).  Juvenile justice:  A system divided.  Criminal Justice Policy Review 18 (4) 466-483.

Adams, M.A., Hinton, W.J. & Grames, H. (2007). Single mothers in retirement: The not so golden years. Family Therapy Magazine. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Sims, P.L., Hinton, W.J., Adams, M.A. & West, C. (2007).  Building A Bridge: An Experiential Group for Adult Survivors of Sexual Abuse.  The group therapist’s notebook: Homework, handouts, and activities.  New York: Haworth.

Adams, M.A. & Hinton, W.J. (2006).  Rescuing the rescuer: Red cross disaster mental health services. Family Therapy Magazine, 5, 12-15. Washington, D.C.: American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy.

Adams, M.A., Hinton, W.J. & Sims, P.L. (2005). Single Parents. In Neil J Salkind (Ed.), The encyclopedia of human development (pp. 1175-1178). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publishing.

Sheperis, C.J., Hinton, W.J., & Horton, C. (2004). Psychometric properties of the Piers-Harris children’s self concept scale. In T.S. Watson & C.H. Skinner (Eds.), Comprehensive encyclopedia of school psychology (pp. 247-249). New York:  Kluwer Publishing.

Forester, M., Rehner, T., Sims, P. & Hinton, W.J. (2003).  Working with disadvantaged youth: Two university-based programs for reducing delinquency and associated health risks.  The Researcher, 19, 151-163.

Hinton, W. J., Sheperis, C. & Sims, P. L. (2003). Family based approaches to juvenile delinquency. The Family Journal, 11, 167-173.

 

Selected Grants Funded:

Gulf Coast Community Foundation, Memorial Hospital Foundation, University of Southern Mississippi Collaborative Therapist Training Program (2012).Co-investigator with Sarah Garrison, $125,079.00.

Memorial Hospital Family Therapy Oil Spill Recovery Program (2011).  Co-investigator with Heath Grames, $144,960.00.

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources MFT Externship Project (2010).  Co-investigator with Heath Grames, $81,920.00.

Pine Grove Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Program (2010).  Co-investigator with Charles West, $52,666.00.

Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship (2010). Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Project. Co-investigator with Sarah Garrison, $21,462.00.

Katrina Recovery through Family Therapy Externship Project (2009). Memorial Hospital Foundation.  Co-investigator with Heath Grames, $21, 774.00.

Oak Arbor Externship Program (2009).  Co-investigator with Charles West, $38,461.00.

Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources MFT Externship Project (2009).  Co-investigator with Heath Grames, $33,940.00.

Pine Grove Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Program (2009).  Co-investigator with Heath Grames, $19,231.00.

Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship (2009). Region 8 Mental Health Center. Co-investigator with Mary Ann Adams, $20,926.00.

Oak Arbor Externship Program (2008).  Co-investigator with Charles West, $38,461.00.

Family Therapy Training Project (2008) Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources.  Co-investigator with Heath Grames, $36,054.00.

Mental Health Services Expansion Grant (2008). Memorial Hospital at Gulfport Foundation on behalf of Memorial Hospital at Gulfport and Memorial Behavioral Health Behavioral Health Grants Program. Hurricane Recovery Program of the American Red Cross. Heath Grames and W. Jeff Hinton, $136,855.00.

Pine Grove Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Program (2008).  Co-investigator with Chuck West, $37,916.00.

Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship (2008). Region 8 Mental Health Center. Co-investigator with Mary Ann Adams, $19,608.00.

The University of Southern Mississippi: Building Community Resilience through Family Therapy Program (2007).  The American Red Cross / Foundation for the Mid-South.  Co-investigator with Mary Ann Adams, $177,588.00.

Girls to Women: Creating Today’s Leaders for Tomorrow’s Problems (2007). Social Services Block Grant Summer Enrichment Program, Mississippi Department of Human Services.  Co-investigator with Mary Ann Adams, $60,000.00.

Youth Villages Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Program (2007). Co-investigator with Chuck West, $35,825.00.

Oak Arbor Externship Program (2007).  $33,001.00.

Pine Grove Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Program (2007). $66,001.00.

Family Therapy Training Project (2007) Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources. $34,521.00.

Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship (2007).  Region 8 Mental Health Center. Co-investigator with Mary Ann Adams, $19,185.00.

Oak Arbor Externship Program (2006).  Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $14,607.00.

Pine Grove Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Program (2006).  Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $56,958.00.

Family Therapy Training Project (2006) Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources. Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $24,693.00.

Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship (2006).  Region 8 Mental Health Center. Co-investigator with Mary Ann Adams, $19,185.00.

Family Therapy Training Project (2005) Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources. Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $23,830.00.

Pine Grove Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Program (2005).  Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $28,479.00.

Region 8 Marriage and Family Therapy Externship (2005).  Region 8 Mental Health Center. Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $18,876.00.

PRCC and MFT Project of Care (2005).  Pearl River Community College. Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $8,515.00.

Pine Grove Marriage and Family Therapy Externship Program (2004).  Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $24,564.00.

Family Therapy Training Project (2004) Pine Belt Mental Healthcare Resources. Co-investigator with Pat Sims, $23,334.00.

 

Selected Professional Presentations:

Hinton, W. J. & Puhl, M. (2011). “Graduate and Post-Graduate Model Law Guidelines: Beginning the Process of Standardization of Licensure Standards”. Presented at the 2011 Association for Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Hinton, W.J. (2011). “Jurisprudence and Ethical Practice as a Marriage and Family Therapist”. Contemporary Issues in Mental Health Conference, Hattiesburg, MS.

Hinton, W. J. & Puhl, M. (2010). “Developing a Model MFT Licensure Law”. Presented at the 2010 Association for Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA. (Invited Presentation).

Grames, H.A. & Hinton, W.J. (2010). “Becoming an effective MFT supervisor.” The Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference. Hattiesburg, MS. (Invited Presentation)

Hinton, W. J. (2009).  “Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists Regulatory Report”.  Reported at the Association for Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards Annual Meeting, Denver, CO. (Invited Presentation).

Hinton, W.J. &  West, C. (2009).  “Understanding the LMFT Supervision Process:

A Workshop for Approved Supervisors and Potential Supervisees”. Presentation at the Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Vicksburg, MS. (Invited Presentation)

Hinton, W. J. (2008).  “Regulatory Issues Impacting Marriage and Family Therapy in Mississippi”.  Reported at the Association for Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards Annual Meeting, Anchorage, AK. (Invited Presentation).

Hinton, W. J. & West, C. (2008).  “MFT Scope of Practice and Ethical Conduct: Making the Connection”.  Presented for the Southern Institute for Family Therapy, Brandon, MS.

Hinton, W. J. & West, C. (2008). “Rules and Regulations and the Post-Graduation Supervision Process”.  Presented at the Marriage and Family Therapy Supervisor Training Course sponsored by the Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists.

Grames, H., Hinton, W.J. & Sawyer, J. (November, 2007). “Martial satisfaction, health problems, and depression:  Exploring implications for medical practice and mental health collaboration”. Presented at the 2007 Collaborative Family Healthcare Association Annual Conference, Asheville, NC. (Peer Reviewed)

West, C., Hinton, W.J., Mumbower, R. & Fulghum, A. (2007).  “Who is Who? Examining the Roles and Responsibilities of State Regulatory Boards, Professional Associations, Approved Supervisors, Educators and LMFTs in Mississippi.” Presented at the Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Clinton, MS. (Invited Presentation)

Quin, M., Hinton, W.J., West, C. & Adams, M.A. (2006).  “Marriage and Family Therapy:  Regulating the Profession”.  Presented at the 2006 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Austin, TX. (Peer Reviewed)

Hinton, W.J. & West, C.K. (2006). “Practicing Ethically as a LMFT: The AAMFT Code of Ethics and Views from the Regulatory Board”. Presented at the Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Vicksburg, MS. (Invited Presentation)

West, C.K. & Hinton, W.J. (2006). “Changes in the Rules and Regulations Affecting Supervisors and Anyone Wanting to Supervise Others Toward Licensure as a MFT”. Presented at the Mississippi Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Vicksburg, MS. (Invited Presentation)

Hinton, W.J., Sims, P.L., Adams, M.A., Besnoy, L. & Castle, M. (2004).  “Parental Attitudes for Families of First-Time Juvenile Offenders”. Presented at the 2004 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA. (Peer reviewed)

Hinton, W.J., Adams, M.A., Sims, P.L., Besnoy, L., Mullins, D. & Mathis, M. (2003). “Treating Delinquency: Efforts of a COAMFTE Training Program” presented at the 2003 American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy Annual Conference, Long Beach, CA. (Peer Reviewed)

Hinton, W.J., Sims, P.L., Besnoy, L., Dupree, W.J., & Swanson, M. (2002). “MFT Training Clinic Offers High Quality Low Cost Services”. Poster presentation at the American Association for Marriage and Family Therapy National Conference, Cincinnati, Ohio. (Peer Reviewed)

 

Selected Service:

Manuscript Reviewer, Family Relations, 2010

Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards, Model Law Committee Co-Chair, 2010-2012

Association of Marital and Family Therapy Regulatory Boards, Mississippi Delegate, 2008, 2009, 2010

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board Member, 2007-2011 (second term).  Chair of the MFT Discipline Specific Committee, 2009-2011.  Chair of the MFT Continuing Education Committee, 2009-2011. Appointed by Lieutenant Governor Phil Bryant.

Mississippi Board of Examiners for Social Workers and Marriage and Family Therapists, Board Member, 2003-2007. Appointed by Lieutenant Governor Amy Tuck.